I don't know if you recall, dear reader, but I read Julie & Julia: The Book Based On The Blog sometime around the beginning of last year. Since then, you may be surprised to learn, it has been made into a movie. And not just any movie, oh no. A movie starring the inimitable Meryl Streep, the adorable Stanely Tucci, the less-annoying-than-usual Amy Adams, and with a brilliant cameo by the astounding Jane Lynch.
Today is all about adjectives. Plentiful ones.
This evening I was scrolling through my Netflix Instant Watch list and trying to find something to watch that wasn't A) 8 hours long and B) terribly depressing. This one caught my eye, and I had just had an absolute cream of a cheese - the kind of cheese that Tillamook aspires to be when it grows up - so I made a little popcorn and settled in (with just a sliver more cheese).
It was adorable. Everything I hated about the book - mainly Julie's whining about how HARD cooking is and how FAT she was getting and oh my gosh how TIRED she was from cooking all the time - was cutcutcut. Instead, Julie's journey was paralleled by Julia's to get her own book published, based on Julia's autobiography which is currently on my shelf but not yet read.
There's not a lot to say about the story itself, probably because I read the book so I knew what to expect. I am glad that the end of Julie's book didn't get changed for the movie, and equally glad that the "there's a Julia Child in all of us" fluff was mitigated by the publication of Julia's own book. I also covet Meryl's shoes in the whole movie and possibly the return of the 50's-style crinoline and the tea-length dress.
I think it's time to start rating movies, and I need some sort of thing to rate with. A blog I enjoy muchly uses caterpillars, but I am not as hilarious or regular at posting reviews as she. Therefore I will now open my new-to-me copy of Museum ABC to "Y" and use... yellows. Which are obviously not nouns, but one does not question the Random Number Generator, even if one is a card-carrying member of the Secret Grammar Police.
See? I told you it was all about the adjectives.